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PMI ACP Certification cost in 2020

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The PMI ACP cost consists of two major components viz., the examination fees and the training cost. PMI ACP Exam fees are fixed but depends on factors like the mode chosen to take the exam (online or offline) and whether a candidate is a member of the PMI (Project Management Institute). Training cost component varies from institute to institute, and the method one selects for undergoing the training.

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Overview

Depending on the choice of training, the overall PMI ACP certification cost may vary. The PMI ACP certification teaches the frameworks of Agile principles and how to set up the project, work estimations, costs and schedule based on these principles. 

Exam fees as a cost component

Exam fees structure depends on a candidate's membership status with PMI. The exam is usually conducted in online mode – Computer Based Test (CBT), but in some exceptional cases, as prescribed by the PMI, a Paper Based Test (PBT) can also be taken.

 Membership Status
Exam Type
Fees
PMI member
CBT
$435
PMI non-member
CBT
$495
PMI member
PBT
$385
PMI non-member
PBT
$445

One can choose to take PMI membership at $139 (includes application fee of $10) and avail the member discount on examination fees. 

Training cost component

ACP certification requires 21 hours of training from certified sources. Training cost will vary according to one's preferences. It is advisable to consider the experience of the training institute in the domain, the instructors' credibility and the tools and resources such as video lectures, mock tests and others provided by the training course.

An overview of training costs in different countries is available in the table below:

Country
Currency
Classroom 
Online training
Self-paced
India
INR
11000- 15000
12000-  15000
 10000- 12000
USA
USD
1800-2000
 800-1400
500-1500
Canada
CAD
 1600-1800
1600-1800
1200-1500
Australia
AUD
 1800-2000
 1700- 2000
250- 600
Dubai
AED
3000-7000
1000-3000
400- 500

StarAgile's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certification Training Course

StarAgile is a trusted name in Agile, Scrum and Project Management training domain. With highly experienced and dedicated trainers on board, we have trained 50,000+ professionals in a short span of 3 years. 

PMI ACP certification by StarAgile offers end-to-end guidance and assistance for the enrolled participants so that they can clear the exam in the first attempt. The training also equips them to handle complex situations in agile methodologies in any project management environment.

FAQ's

1. Why are the advantages of PMI ACP certification?

PMI ACP is the most credible way of establishing your expertise as an agile professional. It makes you proficient in various agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP), DSDM, Crystal and FDD. PMI ACP certified professionals are in high demand across the world and are known to fetch higher salaries.

2. Who can take PMI ACP certification?

Professionals involved anywhere in project management in the agile environment should undertake the certification to understand the principles and practices of agile and scrum.

3. What is the PMI ACP certification cost in India?

PMI ACP certification cost in India consists of the exam fees and the training cost, which will vary according to the type of classes taken. The training cost for PMI ACP is 6999 INR + GST.

4. Does the PMI ACP certification need to be renewed? What is PMI ACP Renewal cost?

Yes. PMI ACP certification is valid for three years. The PMI ACP renewal cost includes collection of 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile concepts. 

5. What are the financial advantages of taking the PMI ACP certification?

The PMI ACP certification cost and passing criteria are strict, but there are several benefits of the program. The certification enables the candidate to qualify for jobs with expertise in Agile, Scrum, Kanban and other high demand jobs in the industry. The average pay of a PMI ACP certified professional is around $108,000 and is one of the most sought after by organizations who use agile methodologies.